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KB1HQS: Adventure and Amateur Radio

KB1HQS: Adventure and Amateur Radio

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Years!

VideosProjectsTrip ReportsCool Radio Stuff


SOTA Iceland Trip report & hiking the Long Trail in the Fall

My Complete Guide to Traveling & Hiking in IcelandUsing natural navigation techniques in IcelandUpcoming Trip: Long Trail Section Hike (VT) & MaineKB1HQS Trip ReportsQSL Mail CallCool Ham Stuff


TF/KB1HQS Iceland SOTA Expedition

Upcoming Trip: Laugavegur Trail, IcelandKB1HQS VideosKB1HQS Trip ReportsLatest KB1HQS Radio ProjectsCool Ham Stuff


Visiting America's newest national park!

KB1HQS VideosKB1HQS Trip ReportsUpcoming Trips: New River Gorge and Cold War Bunker Tour KB1HQS makes SOTA Goat!This Month's QSO CardCool Ham Stuff


White Mountain NH Multi Day Radio Expedition *40 SOTA Points!

KB1HQS Video: SOTA Aeronautical Mobile QSO & Mt Washington KB1HQS Trip Report: Katahdin WoodsUpcoming Trips: 40 Point SOTA Activation in the WhitesNow on Hackaday and Thingverse Cool Ham Stuff


Operators Operating Operationally

KB1HQS Video: Portable Operator Resources with Operators Operating OperationallyKB1HQS Blog: Trapping the EFHW AntennaUpcoming Trips: Katahdin Woods National Monument and the White MountainsActivation via the ISS FM Repeater?New podcast coming out in Septembe…


Finished my LT section hike, now two weeks of SOTA/POTA activations!

Trail Journal EntriesDaily Videos from the Long TrailTwo Weeks of SOTA/POTA in NW Maine/White Mountains


Hiking Long Distance: The Long Trail, Vermont

KB1HQS Videos: Field Day recap and my 20m vertical saltwater antennaHiking the Long Trail in Vermont! Long distance hiking and SOTARecap: Down east Activation TripCool Ham Stuff


7 Day SOTA Recap, New KB1HQS video and Down East Portable Radio Expedition

KB1HQS Video: Hiking the Knife Edge to Mt KatahdinInstagram7 Days of SOTA RecapUpcoming Portable Activation'sCool Ham Stuff


7 Days of SOTA Activations in Maine

7 Days of SOTA activations in MaineKB1HQS VideosBig Bend Trip RecapCool Ham Stuff


Big Bend National Park Radio Expedition

Upcoming Big Bend NP Trip DIY Portable Discone Antenna VideoJoshua Tree NP Trip mentionCool Ham Stuff


KB1HQS: Book Giveaway Winners & Year End Review

Portable Book Giveaway WinnersKB1HQS 2019 Year End ReviewFor those not subscribed to my newsletterBook available at Amazon.comCool Ham Stuff


Free Book Giveaway, Videos & Upcoming Joshua Tree Activations

Latest KB1HQS VideosPortable Radio Book Giveaway!Hiking Pole Yagi Antenna for Extreme EnvironmentsCool Ham StuffUpcoming Joshua Tree National Park Trip


KB1HQS Holiday Issue #24

Latest KB1HQS VideosCurrent ProjectsHoliday Gift GuidePictures from the Death Valley, CA Trip


Death Valley National Park Radio Expedition

Hot as the sun, check!12% humidity, check!Ranges from below sea level (-282.2 feet, lowest point in USA) to 11,043 feet, check!Remote, isolated backcountry miles away from help, check!And finally has "Death" in its name? Check!Perfect conditions for a: Summit…


Maryland BOTA/POTA Activation this weekend!

Details:Date: October 12 - 13th, 2019Location: Assateague Island National SeashoreParks on the Air Designator: K-0671Beaches on the Air Designator: 4143 (No activations have been completed at this site!)Time: Starting at 10:00 EST and wrapping up Sunday am.I …


KB1HQS Activating in Mt. Ranier National Park

I just got home from my New England SOTA/POTA activation trip and want to thank everyone that cotacted me, especically the duo dynamite team, KB1RJC and KB1RJD. Without their contacts, half of my activations wouldn't have happened.A few stats on the NE trip:I…


KB1HQS Activating in VT & NY - Issue #20

I arrived in Portland, Maine yesterday ready to kayak with my friend Justin who is the SME on ocean kayaking and we both mutually agreed the high winds would make for a poor trip out to Fort Gorges.It's unfortunate, but safety is always #1. I'm now heading so…


Castle Activation Today in Casco Bay via Kayak!

Today I am kayaking out to Fort Gorges in Casco Bay off of Portland, Maine.Fort Gorges qualifies as a Castle on the Air (COTA): K-00376.


Ultralight Multi-Day Presidential Traverse in the White Mountains (NH)

I'm back in Maine and New Hampshire for a few weeks and am taking on the White Mountains.I have done several hikes in the Whites before but never the full presidential traverse. Overall distance is around 20 miles with nearly 9,000 elevation feet gain.Prior t…